Today’s Word: eager

April 12, 2018 =========

☆  eager  熱心な


If you are eager to do something, you are excited and enthusiastic about doing that thing. In English, there is a fun phrase, “eager beaver” this describes a person who is very excited to do what they are doing. A person who is an eager beaver is a hardworking and eager person. For example, “She started her new job last week and she is a real eager beaver!”

The reason for this “eager beaver” phrase is of course because of the hardworking beaver, building their dams. The phrase is originally from Canada I believe. I guess because they have a lot of beavers there?! Have you ever heard of this phrase, eager beaver? Do you know anyone you would describe as an eager beaver?